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Centenarian Daughter of Freedom Fighter Passes Away

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The daughter of independence activist Ahn Chang-ho passed away at her residence in California on …

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Korean Company Damages Historic Cathedral in Milan

A large Korean company damaged a historic cathedral in Milan with a drone on Monday. CJ E&M, a subsidiary of CJ Group, was shooting a promotional video for its cable channel using the drone.

Drones are strictly banned in Milan as it is home to many world cultural heritage and historic… …read more

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'Gov't Not Liable for Damages from its Sanctions on N. Korea'

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A South Korean company has lost a suit against the government seeking compensation for its scrapped …

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Sedentary Life Can Mean Early Death Despite Workouts

People who sit for over eight hours a day are more susceptible to premature death no matter whether they work out regularly, analysis of 47 prior studies by a team at the University of Toronto suggests.

It is fairly well-established that sitting for hours increases the risk of diabetes, he… …read more

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Fitch: S. Korea Vulnerable from Rising Household Debts

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Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has maintained South Korea’s sovereign rating at AA- in a …

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Pregnant MERS Patient Gives Birth

A pregnant woman who had tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome gave birth to a son on Monday. According to the Samsung Medical Center, she had a caesarian section in the afternoon.

About two weeks ahead of her due date, the patient experienced placental abruption and needed… …read more

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Hyundai Motor Chief Slips from World's Richest People List

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Chairman Chung Mong-koo of Hyundai Motor Group has slipped from the world’s richest person list …

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Koreans Stay Home Due to MERS Fears

Koreans are going out less for fear of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, even if it means not going to see a doctor when they are sick or not taking their children to the park.

The Chosun Ilbo and SK Planet analyzed 101.41 million driving records of 10.25 million people using map app T Ma… …read more

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Foreign Ministers of S. Korea, Japan Hold Talks

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Foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan held talks on Sunday to discuss pending issues between …

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MERS-Related Deaths Rise to 25

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A 63-year-old man has passed away after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), …

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Today's Photo: June 20, 2015

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Court Battle Begins over Samsung Merger Plan

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Samsung C&T Corporation and U.S. hedge fund Elliot Management have begun a court battle on Friday over a planned merger between the Samsung builder and Samsung’s de facto holding company Cheil Industries. 

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New PM Confirmed

Hwang Kyo-ahn was confirmed as prime minister on Thursday, 28 days after being nominated by President Park Geun-hye.

Hwang took over the second-highest government position, which was left vacant after Lee Wan-koo quit over bribery allegations 52 days ago.

Hwang, who was justice mini… …read more

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N.Korea Sends Back 2 S.Koreans

North Korea on Wednesday handed over to the Unification Ministry here two South Koreans who had trespassed across the Chinese border in May.

Ministry officials took over the couple at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, a ministry spokesman said.

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Seoul Court Denying Entry to People With MERS Symptoms

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The Seoul Central District Court will deny entry to people who show symptoms of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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Leaders of S. Korea, Japan to Send Congratulatory Messages to 50th Anniversary Events

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Leaders of South Korea and Japan will send congratulatory messages to be read at events held in …

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How to Strengthen the Immune System Against MERS

More and more people are going out of their way to protect themselves from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.

Park Sung-joo, editor in chief of a health food magazine said since there is no known food that is effective in combatting MERS, people should think about boosting their immune sys… …read more

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N.Korea Opens Door for Cross-Border Dialogue

North Korea on Monday said there is no need for the two Koreas to avoid talks if an atmosphere of trust and reconciliation is created.

In a statement quoted by its official Korean Central News Agency, the North Korean government said it is determined to improve inter-Korean relations, whi… …read more

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S. Korean Man in Slovakia Tests Negative for MERS

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Final test results on a South Korean man quarantined in a Slovakian hospital over a possible contraction of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were negative.

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Revised National Assembly Act Sent to President

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National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa has sent a revision to the National Assembly Act to the …

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